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May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: High Tech Fashion
2:00 pm
Make cool accessories such as bracelets, hairclips, buttons, and more, and then…light them up! We’ll use conductive thread and basic circuitry to make your creations shine! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to[...]
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Bird House Basics
2:00 pm
Using lumber, as well as vintage, natural, and recycled materials, build an amazing backyard home for a feathered friend. In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of[...]
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Mosaic Magic
2:00 pm
Work with colored glass and other fun and unexpected materials to create a masterpiece for your home or garden. In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of[...]
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Print It!
2:00 pm
Explore a variety of printmaking processes such as etching and monoprinting, try out some strange new art tools and brightly colored inks, and create multiples of your work! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families[...]
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Object Bots
2:00 pm
Construct a basic robot out of everyday household objects and recycled materials and then check out its moves! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think[...]
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Architecture
12:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Architecture 6-12 years old The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore careers related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included! How to register: Register in person at[...]
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Cookie Monsters
2:00 pm
Let’s get messy with sweet ingredients and fun kitchen supplies and make some no-bake cookies! You’ll get to take home snacks you created yourself, and the recipes so you can do it all over again.[...]
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Botany
12:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Botany 6-12 years old We had so much fun with botany last school year that we’re doing more botany this time! The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore careers related[...]
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members Sneak Peak: Fossils Rock
5:00 pm
Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum members are invited to take a sneak peek at our newest exhibit, Fossils Rock! Join or renew your Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum membership before October 1st for an invitation to this[...]
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibit Opening: Fossils Rock
9:00 am
Discover a world millions of years in the making in our brand new exhibit, Fossils Rock! Dig for fossils in our sand table. See a life-size replica of a T-Rex skull. Travel through time and[...]
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Speed Boat Race
2:00 pm
Making a boat is one thing, but can you make it move?  Families will construct a battery operated boat, as well as one that is self-powered, and see how well they travel on water! In[...]
Fossils Rock Workshop: Make a Mini-Exhibit
2:00 pm
Cost: Free (does not include museum admission) Ages: 6-17 Limit: 10 children Register by emailing cbaxter@peoriaparks.org or at Peoria PlayHouse by Wednesday, November 6th Do you collect shells, game cards, or something else interesting! Show[...]
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Game Designer
12:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Game Designer 6-12 years old Explore how to make your own marble maze and board game! The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore careers related to science, technology, engineering, art,[...]
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Artsy Ornaments
2:00 pm
Make some festive ornaments to put on your tree, decorate your home, or give as presents to your friends and family to celebrate the winter holidays! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to[...]
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Paleontologist
12:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Paleontologist The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included! Registration is required prior to the home school program, although classes[...]
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Silly Sculpture
2:00 pm
In this workshop we will explore line, shape, color, size, and space. Working with cardboard, wire, clay, and more, explore different ways of sculpting, and create original works of your own! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops,[...]
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Flying Machines
2:00 pm
Gliders, kites, airplanes, balloons, rockets…what else can you think of that flies? Come learn some basic principles of flight, and build some fun contraptions that can take the air! How to register: Register in person[...]
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Electrical Engineer
12:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Electrical Engineer The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included! Registration is required at least three days prior to the[...]
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Maker Day Camp
8:00 am
Maker Day Camp 2020 Ages 5-9 School may be closed for President’s Day, but the PlayHouse in OPEN! Come spend the day with us at this one-day camp, especially for kids who love making cool[...]
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Melted Crayon Art
2:00 pm
Learn about monochromatic, complementary, and polychromatic compositions while creating some original work of your own. How to register: Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer Members[...]
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Chemist
12:00 pm
STEAM Homeschool: Chemist The PlayHouse offers STEAM Home School classes in which students explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included! Registration is required at least three days prior to the[...]
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Printmaking
2:00 pm
Come learn basic principles of printmaking while creating a mini-series and book of your own prints. How to register: Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer[...]
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Self-Portraits
2:00 pm
In this workshop we will create several self-portraits including full-body silhouettes and profiles, while using unconventional materials like wire, yarn, and cardboard. How to register: Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309)[...]
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
9:00 am
Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp June 15-19, 2020, 9-11:30am In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint,[...]
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
9:00 am
Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp June 15-19, 2020, 9-11:30am In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint,[...]
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
9:00 am
Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp June 15-19, 2020, 9-11:30am In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint,[...]
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
9:00 am
Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp June 15-19, 2020, 9-11:30am In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint,[...]
Summer Camp: Little Artists @ Play (Half Day)
9:00 am
Little Artists @ Play Half Day Summer Camp June 15-19, 2020, 9-11:30am In this awesome week-long art camp, kids will splatter, spray, and smear…and bend, twist, model, and mold…while we learn different ways to paint,[...]
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Camp: Artists @ Play (Full Day)
9:00 am
Artists @ Play Full Day Summer Camp July 13-17, 2020, 9am-4pm In this awesome art camp, kids will learn printmaking, sculpting with clay, en plein air painting, and more! Full-day camp includes daily art-related field[...]
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Camp: Artists @ Play (Full Day)
9:00 am
Artists @ Play Full Day Summer Camp July 13-17, 2020, 9am-4pm In this awesome art camp, kids will learn printmaking, sculpting with clay, en plein air painting, and more! Full-day camp includes daily art-related field[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum